Legislative Update

In this report … COVID-19 and CRE, Defeat of Split Roll a Priority for 2020, NAIOP Corporate DC Leadership Conference, Dual Agency Ban Proposal is Back, Legislative Affairs Committee Welcomes New Chair and Members. Contact Legislative Affairs Director Vickie Talley for help with your government affairs issues.

COVID-19 and Impact on Commercial Real Estate

Things on the pandemic front are changing rapidly.  The So Cal chapter is in constant contact with our Sacramento representative, the California Business Properties Association (CBPA), with regular conference call updates on the status of the State’s response to the coronavirus and the Governor’s office.

CBPA’s press release and letter to the Governor outlines the support and concerns of commercial real estate.

Click Here to read the press release.

Click Here to read the letter to the Governor.

Defeat of Split Roll a Priority for 2020

The Legislative Affairs Committee’s highest priority is the defeat of Split Roll on November 3, 2020.  The experts managing the campaign to defeat the ballot measure, which will be the largest tax increase in California history at approximately $12 Billion, say it can absolutely be defeated.  However, California is a big state and it takes an incredible amount of resources to educate the voters.  We all need to be on board with our No Votes and Financial Support.

ACTION is NEEDED NOW!

> Review the INFORMATION FLYER and CONTRIBUTION FORM and send in your contribution today! 

For more information visit https://stophigherpropertytaxes.org/

Washington DC Leadership Conference – Important Federal Issues

Legislative Affairs Committee Chairman Stephane Wandel joined members of the SoCal Board in attending the annual Legislative Retreat and Leadership conference in Washington early in February.  “Hill” visits were made by SoCal representatives to members of Congress to discuss important federal issues including positions on Environment and Energy, Infrastructure and Transportation and Tax Policy.

Dual Agency Ban Proposal is Back

California Business Properties Association (CBPA) represents NAIOP SoCal members in Sacramento and has reported that more than 300 bills have been identified as having a direct and/or significant impact on our industry including measures relating to dual agency brokers, energy efficiency, real estate taxation and scores of bills trying to make sense of AB 5, the Independent Contractor bill from last year.  Stay tuned and be sure to review the weekly e-mail CBPA Updates.  If you are not receiving these updates, please contact Director of Legislative Affairs Vickie Talley. 

Legislative Affairs Committee Welcomes New Chair and Members

Stephane Wandel is the new chair of the 2020 Legislative Affairs Committee; joining him on the committee are 22 members including new members Amanda Donson (Allan Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP), Scott Peterson (Hines), and Sean Treglia (CBRE Legal Services).  Click Here for a Roster and Annual Calendar 

The committee’s 2020 efforts are focused on:          

> Split Roll

> Excessive and Unnecessary Taxes and Fees

> Over-regulation of Commercial Real Estate by Government

> Goods Movement and Transportation

> Air Quality

> Land Use

> Water

> CEQA

> Building Regulations

Supporting the Legislative Affairs Committee is Legislative Affairs staff members Vickie Talley, Peter Herzog and Robert Evans.  They can be reached at 949-380-3300.